This class, taught by longtime Maine State Police Detectives Michael Chavez and Abbe Chabot (Ret.) is intended for first responders, prospective detectives, active investigators and prosecutors.
This three day certification-level class will provide students with step-by-step instruction about the initial response to a major crime or death, scene preservation, and documentation intended to ensure a complete and legal investigation regardless of criminality or prosecution.
The student will gain proficiency in:
- understanding the death process,
- types of deaths,
- and indicators to guide the student within their investigations in concert with the Maine Attorney General’s protocol for death investigations.
- evidence identification and collection,
- witness identification
- as well as the autopsy process.
Case studies will be presented to solidify the applications above, and class participation is required to demonstrate proficiency in these principles.